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Arkansas Rises In Latest AP Poll

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NCAA Football: Texas A&M at Arkansas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Associated Press released their college football top 25 poll on Sunday with a few changes to the top-10. The ninth ranked Clemson Tigers fell to the NC State Wolfpack in overtime by six 27-21.

Arkansas pulled off what many said was an upset by defeating seventh ranked Texas A&M 20-10. The Razorbacks won their first game against their rival Aggies since 2011. The Hogs are 4-0 for the first time since 2003 and rise to 8th in the AP Poll.

Arkansas has shown they have true depth at almost every position. When KJ Jefferson went down with an injury Hornsby proved he could run the ball and pass when necessary. Although he didn’t do anything mind blowing he held things together before Jefferson returned.

Treylon Burks went down during the fourth quarter but when a first down was needed to extend a drive Warren Thompson, a transfer from Florida State and new scholarship recipient, was able to extend his body for a first down in order to help milk the clock.

Defensively, Arkansas is leaps and bounds ahead of anything many saw coming this season. The Razorbacks held the Aggies to many season lows in many offensive categories.

Fifth ranked Iowa was behind at halftime by double digits before rallying for a 24-14 victory over upset-minded Colorado State.

Notre Dame picked up their first victory over a top-25 team this week defeating 18th ranked and six point favorite Wisconsin at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Badgers had a fourth quarter lead before the Irish returned a kickoff for a touchdown and cruised to a 41-13 victory.

Sixth ranked Oklahoma withstood a scare at home from West Virginia. The Sooners won 16-13 but this one went down to the wire. Sooner fans at one point were so displeased with their offensive output that they booed quarterback Spencer Rattler.

Fourteenth ranked Iowa State fell to Baylor by two points 31-29. Arkansas native Gerry Bohannon is the starting quarterback for the Bears. He went 14-for-19 164 yards and two touchdowns.